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6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every green change h…

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Are You Eating Hidden PFASs? Why You Need to Stop ASAP.

PFASs are probably one of the nastiest toxic substances you've never heard of—but might be ingesting trace amounts almost every day. PFASs stands for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances. They're an…

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Your Guide to July’s Freshest Produce

Summer is in full swing, which means you’re popping sweet, succulent blueberries, sipping refreshing cucumber water, and soaking up some sun. Life is good, and that feeling is palpable in all the …

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World’s First Shoes Made From Illegal Fishing Nets

The regrettable fact is that most shoes sold in the United States aren't recyclable. Most shoe recycling programs are simply shoe redistribution programs. But there are some shoe manufacturers that be…

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Do You Hate Styrofoam? Here’s How to Ban It in Your City

Do you love getting takeout food or a cup of coffee, but hate it when it's served in Styrofoam? Take heart from communities on both coasts. Washington, D.C., Seattle, Washington, Takoma Park, MD an…

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When it Comes to Microwaves, Here’s What You Should Worry About

After a long day, sometimes all you wanna do is grab some something from the freezer, nuke it, feed the family, and call it a night. But for many of us, there's a nagging worry: Are those little ov…

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“Safe” Alternatives to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Health Problems

Plastics are everywhere: product and food packaging, beverage containers, electronics, office supplies and even the microbeads in hygiene products. The list doesn’t stop there. Even though we have a p…

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What Would Happen if Honey Bees Disappeared? (Video)

Although we don't entirely know why, bees are disappearing. While scientists have several theories as to why this might be happening, the overarching conclusion is that widespread impact will occu…

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Are You Using More Than 100 Gallons of Water a Day? (Infographic)

When easy access to clean water is seemingly unlimited in developed countries like the United States, it is easy to forget that one five minute shower uses as much water as someone living in a water p…

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17 Awesome Camping Hacks You’ll Want to Try

Calling all camping lovers! With these easy green living hacks, you’ll be a happy camper... 1. Use wire to attach a cork to your keys so they will float if you drop them in the water. 2. Papa…

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I'm grateful, yes, grateful to be living in a developed and relatively affluent country, where we ha…

I don't come anywhere close to generating 4 lbs. of garbage a day. Our recycle company accepts a lo…

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